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Subject: RE: Draft charter for proposed OASIS Energy InteroperationTechnical Committee

I'd like to thank Bill for drafting this charter and putting in the effort to get this moving within OASIS.  A little history and added context may be in order for anyone not familiar with OpenADR.  I'll let Mary Ann elaborate on the DRRC's role in developing OpenADR, but the work being done at the DRRC on OpenADR has spanned at least seven years and is in use today by all the IOU's in CA as the signalling for their Auto-DR programs.  In addition regulatory agencies within CA are beginning to look at various aspects of OpenADR as they map out how the so called Smart Grid will operate in CA.
Organizations like OASIS will play a key role in further developing many of the specifications around the Smart Grid, including OpenADR, and a variety of stakeholders will become more dependent upon the work being done in TC's like the one being proposed here today.  The main point I would like to make is that the work to be done in this TC is not just an academic exercise that will hopefully get adopted if enough stimulus money trickles down from above.  It will affect the operations of various entities TODAY and may form the basis for legistation that is being drafted now and in the near future.
It is also worth noting that while OpenADR has proven itself effective in CA it still needs input from a wider range of stakeholders so that it can evolve into something that can serve a broader marketplace.  As someone that was involved in the development of the OpenADR specification at the DRRC I can say that OASIS is an excellent forum to achieve those goals.  Akuacom will of course continue to put in the necessary effort to develop and support this important effort within OASIS and look forward to getting this started.
-ed koch
CTO Akuacom

From: William Cox [mailto:wtcox@CoxSoftwareArchitects.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 8:52 PM
To: smartgrid-discuss@lists.oasis-open.org
Cc: Mary Ann Piette
Subject: Draft charter for proposed OASIS Energy Interoperation Technical Committee

Please find attached the draft charter for the proposed OASIS Energy Interoperation Technical Committee. I've attached a PDF, OpenDocument, and Word versions, all with line numbers for ease of discussion and review.

We invite you to comment on this list and to determine your interest in joining this work - please contact me directly if you would like to be listed as a supporter.

This proposal is being posted to smartgrid-discuss for (guess what!) discussion and review. The intent of the drafting group is to revise this draft after a comment period, and then submit the revised charter to the OASIS' Technical Committee process,.

The core work of the TC is defining XML and Web services interactions for so-called Automated Demand Response, growing out of work at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Demand Response Research Center led by Mary Ann Piette, who is the convener of the proposed TC. This specific proposal comes from the context of many discussions in and related to the OpenADR Technical Advisory Group, GridWise Architecture Council, Grid-Interop, the NIST Smart Grid project, GridEcon (a conference in March on the economics of the Smart Grid - http://www.gridecon.com/ ) and many other places.

The LBNL OpenADR body of work is being extended through two organizations/entities being created: this proposed OASIS Technical Committee and a proposed UCAIug OpenADR Task Force. In this innovative collaboration, the UCAIug, whose members are largely utilities and their suppliers, we will focus requirements, goals, data models and comments through UCAIug, involving their membership.

If you're not familiar with OASIS Technical Committee Charters, the statement of purpose is section (1)(b), the scope is section (1)(c), and identification of similar or applicable work is section (2)(a).

As usual as charters evolve, the list of supporters is empty in this public discussion draft, and the list of deliverables and timeline is not included -- the next version will have those sections completed. Again, if you would like to join this work as a supporter and member of the technical committee, let us know.

Collaboration with other groups of stakeholders is actively being sought; please contact me for how to get involved. Other stakeholders include energy market makers, Independent System Operators (such as those in California, Texas, New England, the Midwest, etc), and policy and regulatory groups.  For more details, see the draft charter -- and step forward so we can make this interoperation effort both broad and effective.


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